Mildred Rausch, 93

Mildred Rausch, a resident of Little Falls, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Nick Landsberger officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.

Mildred “Millie” Rausch was born Sept. 8, 1919, Wootton Rivers R.D. England to the late William and Edith (Goddard) Strange. She grew up in England with her three siblings. She was united in marriage to Othmar Rausch Nov. 2, 1943, in Wiltshire, England. The couple moved to Little Falls in the winter of 1946. They moved for a short time to Monticello, before returning to Little Falls in 1948. Millie was a homemaker raising the couple’s six children. Othmar died Oct. 8, 2000. She continued living in Little Falls, until her death. Millie enjoyed knitting, gardening, embroidery, gardening especially flowers, camping and campfires, walking and riding bike. Millie volunteered for many years at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers, The St. Anne’s Mission Circle, Lucky Lindy Camping Club and the square dancing club in St. Cloud.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, David (Helen) of Little Falls, Janet Sanderson of Little Falls, Duane (Katherine) Rausch of Monticello, Jane Rausch (Brent Nereson) of Oakdale, Donald (Christie) Rausch of Elk River; brother, Roy (Josie) Strange of England; grandchildren, Lorie, Scott, Peter, Luke, Jesse, Jackie, Connie, Tess, Jacob, Nick, Janelle, Cindi, Brigette, John, Bethany, Trista, Anthony, Alex, Tyler and Kelsey; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edith (Goddard) Strange; daughter, Joan Rausch; husband, Othmar, Oct. 8, 2000; sister, Evelyn Vincent; brother, Arthur Strange; son-in-law, Darrell Sanderson and grandson, Brent Sanderson.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home